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“Wonderful memories of the farm. I'll always remember how amazing Albert and Dick were to their mother and those Uncle Sam Mailboxes. Everyone loved...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Don Ortman - Rock Valley, IA

My father (Andrew) with Dick and Albert “So sad that you have left us Albert. I was really hoping to bring our little Andrew to come visit this summer so he could experience life on a really...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Barbara Nedorolik Roberson - VA

“Sorry to hear the news but God is with him. Sorry I can not make it but will have memorial mass said Mary Wranek ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Wranek - Summerset, SD

“I am sorry about your loss. My sympathy to your family. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: judy bartels - winner, SD


Albert Charles Cahoy was born May 8, 1937 at Lynch Nebraska, the second son of Albert Sr. and Mary (Nedorolik) Cahoy. He was raised on the Cahoy farm north of Fairfax which was originally homesteaded by his grandfather, Joseph Cahoy, before Gregory County was established. He and his family lived in the house that his grandfather had built in 1905. Their farm was recognized as a Century Farm by the State of South Dakota as one of the farms still operated by the original homesteading family.

Albert attended school in Fairfax graduating from high school in 1955. He joined his brother Richard on the family farm where he would spend his entire life.

In 1987 Albert married the love of his life, Shirley (Buhs) Cain. Together they spent 18 wonderful years. They were inseparable as they enjoyed doing things together. Shirley passed away in September of 2005.

Albert enjoyed many things but most well known would be his love of all things chocolate. A game of pitch would bring an immediate smile to his face. Albert was a good cook and enjoyed making pies and cookies to give to anyone who stopped by--the coffee was always on. He loved his home and farm and was blessed to pass away there on January 16, 2016.

Albert was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his brother Richard, and his parents.

Grateful to have shared his life were Darrell and Joann Bentz, and their children, Angel Bentz and husband Ja Packard, Wade and Heidi Bentz, their children Talon and Leila; a very dear friend, Evelyn Liewer; Shirley's children Gary Cain and family, Tom Cain and family, Mike Cain and family, Jean Springer and family, Joyce Stauffer and family, and Julie Crum and family; and a host of family and friends.

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Funeral services for Albert Cahoy were held Friday, January 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fairfax, SD with Father Andrzej Wyrostek as Celebrant. A prayer service was held Thursday evening at the church.

Wayne and Lorraine Ludemann were in charge of registration.

Music was provideded by Roberta Witt, organist, and St. Anthony and Immaculate Conception Choir. Musical selections were "You Are Mine," "O Lord I am not Worthy," "I am the Bread of Life," and "Amazing Grace."

Lector was Tony Koenig.

Altar servers were Willie Bentz and Darrin Witt.

Gift Bearers were Wade, Heidi, Talon, and Leila Bentz.

Casket Bearers were Darrell Bentz, Wade Bentz, Ja Packard, Brad Warnke, Steve Cahoy, and Dan Wranek.

Burial was in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery, Fairfax, SD.